India’s Most Wanted Movie Review: A Sluggish Chase
The trailer of India's Most Wanted looked promising and while we were expecting it to be a slick action-thriller, this manhunt to find India’s Osama Bin Laden, limped all through.
a string of blasts have shook the nation however, intelligence agencies are as clueless about them as the citizens. An informer tells intelligence officer, Prabhat Kapoor about the whereabouts of one of the perpetrators.
Prabhat asks his senior to help them reach Nepal to nab the faceless terrorist however, they don’t get a thumbs up from Delhi. Prabhat then takes the onus of capturing India’s Most Wanted on himself and leaves for Nepal without any weapons along with his four team members. What happens then forms the rest of the plot.
The story is very unidimensional and hardly moves ahead in the first half. An action-thriller needs to be pacy however, this film is rather sluggish. It's quite slow for a script which is running against time.
After films like Raid and No One Killed Jessica, we had high hopes from Raj Kumar Gupta’s new offering however, he failed to live up to the expectations. The movie becomes very unbelievable at certain points. It's laughable to see Pakistan’s ISI telling their informers to physically check the number plates of all Scorpios in Kathmandu. Even our police constables don’t operate this way, any more.
Arjun Kapoor has played Prabhat and he has sleepwalked all through the film with one dead pan expression. It seems he was forced to do this movie and it wasn’t anything less than a punishment for us to see him in this film. He also needs to up his fitness game as right now, he is looking very unconvincing in his role.
The actors, who have played Arjun’s teammates are outstanding, They are ordinary looking people, who can easily mix in a crowd, without attracting any attention. Kudos to the casting director for picking the right actors as the supporting cast has it hit it out of the park.
The writing is bad and the screenplay needed to be crisper. The film talks about the challenges faced by our intelligence officers and you feel bad for these unsung heroes.
You don’t have much action in the movie and when the chase begins in the second half, it’s already too late to give you an adrenaline rush. The villain too is quite weak and thus, you get disappointed.
Nepal has been captured beautifully and the cinematography is good. Dialogues are not dumdaar but thankfully they aren’t jingoistic either. Background score is scary. Watch this film only if you are an Arjun Kapoor fan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NghAgOE5YiU